Now is the healing time decreedFor sins of heart, of word or deed,When we in humble fear recordThe wrong that we have done the Lord.
Who, always merciful and good,Has borne so long our wayward mood,Nor cut us off unsparinglyIn our so great iniquity.
Therefore with fasting and with prayer,Our secret sorrow we declare;With all good striving seek His face,And lowly hearted plead for grace.
Cleanse us, O Lord, from every stain,Help us the meed of praise to gain,Till with the angels linked in loveJoyful we tread Thy courts above.
Father and Son and Spirit blest,To Thee be every prayer addrest,Who art in threefold Name adored,From age to age, the only Lord.